25 Blissett Street
About John Bangs:
John Bangs studied Fine Art at Reading University under the tuition of Claude Rogers and Terry Frost RA. After gaining his degree, he completed a teaching course at Goldsmith's College and then spent a number of years teaching art and literacy at Bow Secondary School and Templars Special School.
John was Education Officer for the National Union Teachers until September 2010. 'He now spends more time on his own art work as well as continuing to act as consultant for Education International and work with Cambridge University as Honorary Visiting Fellow.
John works mostly in dry pastels, using colour as an expressionistic tool for recording memories of valued places and people. In this way he views his drawings as being a form of visual diary, and cites the work of Edward Hopper, Jack Yeats, Pierre Bonnard, Jeff Wall and Tacita Dean as influential in the development of his work.
John has been participating with the Greenwich Open Studios group for several years. He has exhibited many times at the annual Whitechapel Open exhibitions, and at local galleries such as the Woodlands Gallery and Blackheath Concert Halls.
You can view some of John's work by moving your cursor over the thumbnails to the left. This will reveal a highlighted version of the image. Click the thumbnail to launch a detailed image or to browse the entire collection.
I will be taking part in this year's Greenwich Open Studios. My open dates are weekends: 10th-11th June and the 17th-18th June 2017. I will be open from 2-6 pm on all four days. Following my successful show at the gallery, 'Made in Greenwich,' last November I will be exhibiting new, unseen work for the first time. Do drop in!
I am a member of Greenwich Open Studios: www.greenwichopenstudios.co.uk.